Students will acquire the knowledge to assess and conceptualize individual, couple, and family problems and functioning as they exist within the context of the client’s system. Formal and informal assessment and diagnostic methods will be addressed. The course includes strategies for evaluating counseling outcomes and emphasizes multicultural considerations in assessment and outcome evaluation. To support students’ ability to assess couples and families, the course is divided into three main sections. First, overall information about assessing will be provided. Second, methods for evaluating the outcome of client cases will be addressed. Finally, students will be introduced to, administer, score, and interpret various formal couple and family assessment instruments. It is recommended that students take COUN6533 before or concurrent with this class.